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UK keeping a ‘close eye’ on Indian variant as COVID restrictions ease

London, May 11

Britain is keeping a close eye on the Indian variant of COVID-19 but measures such as enhanced tracking and tracing, travel restrictions and the roll-out of the vaccine should keep it at very low levels, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.

“We of course are maintaining a very close eye on the Indian variant, there isn’t any evidence yet that the vaccine doesn’t work against it,” Hancock told Times Radio.